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How to Love Yourself: 3 Things to Do and 5 Valentine’s Day Must-Haves

by Elena V

How to Love Yourself: 3 Things to Do and 5 Valentine’s Day Must-Haves

For Valentine's Day, I'm giving myself the gift of an office makeover. I wanted a space that was girly, fun, full of sparkle, with a sprinkling of joy. I gave myself permission to deeply love where I spend a lot of my time.

Whether you’re in a romantic relationship or not, you can always celebrate Valentine’s Day, simply by loving yourself. 

According to best-selling author and counsellor Louise Hay:

“It’s not selfish to love ourselves. When I talk about loving ourselves, I mean having a deep appreciation for who we are. We accept all the different parts of ourselves—our little peculiarities, the embarrassments, the things we may not do so well, and all the wonderful qualities, too.”

As women, we often give too much of ourselves to others. We love everyone else unconditionally, but not ourselves. This Valentine’s Day, why not give yourself just a little bit more lovin' than usual?

Valentine must-have's and things to do

3 Simple Things You Can Do Today to Love Yourself More

  1. Forgive yourself – whatever it is, let it go. We all make mistakes. Picture your girlfriend doing the same thing, is it really a big deal? Forgive yourself without judgement and move on.
  2. Be yourself – give yourself permission to speak your mind (clear that block in your throat), wear whatever you really want to wear (forget the Spanx!), let yourself be really seen (so you still like ‘80s music!). Get comfortable with intimacy (in-to-me-see).
  3. Rediscover what it’s like to have fun – relaxation time, face-to-face time and play time will bring you energy, joy and closer relationships. What would you really like to do today by yourself or with someone else? Go. Make some plans.

So, whether you are single or committed, you can share in this day of love either way!

Looking for a little indulgence? Well then, we’ve got you covered there too. Here are our Valentine’s Day must-haves for a love and glamour-filled day.

SILK PAJAMAS

SILK PJS

Climbing into bed and putting on your favorite chick flick never felt so good! Silk pajamas are a special touch to any day, especially your Valentine’s Day. They’re surely an item you’ve been meaning to purchase for a while, right?

A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE

Champagne glasses being filled 

When was the last time you celebrated with a glass of champagne? Here at Girl Two Doors Down headquarters, we buy champagne by the case!!! If you’re wondering what you’re celebrating exactly, you’re celebrating you on the most appropriate day of the year (next to your birthday of course). Call your favourite gal pals over and start clinking glasses. Cheers!

YOUR FAVORITE DESSERT

hand choosing donut

Chocolate mousse, macarons, pineapple upside down cake, or a donut: no need to nibble on cinnamon hearts and chocolate truffles if they’re not your favorite. Leverage Valentine’s Day to get your deserving paws on your very favorite dessert, regardless of what it may be. Whipped cream or ice cream on the side? Well, of course.

A TRIP TO THE SPA

Spa day

There’s literally no better time to treat yourself to that massage, manicure, or facial you’ve been lusting over for months. Express your love for yourself with a relaxing trip to your spa and leave feeling better than you have in a long time! Plus, most spas run Valentine’s Day promotions you can easily take advantage of. Ready, set, reeeelax!


A PAIR OF VALENTINE’S DAY DESIGNER FLIP FLOPS

Valentine Flip Flops

Get yourself to and fro’ the hot tub or sauna in style with your very own pair of designer flip flops. Worn by Hollywood’s hottest celebrities, this is affordable glamour that won’t break the bank. 


We hope you find a special way to love yourself (extra!) this Valentine’s Day, and make it the best ‘day of love’ you’ve yet to experience. xoxo





Elena V
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